PC owning Call of Duty Fans have a had a lot to moan about lately. First the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 was said to be delayed (which turned out to be untrue) and then it was confirmed – and met with much venom – that there would be no dedicated server support.
Well, here’s something new for you to moan about! If you’re still keen on the PC version over its console-bound counterparts because the multiplayer allows for up to 64 player, 32v32 games then you’re in for disappointment.
Infinity Ward has confirmed that the maximum number of players in the game’s multiplayer modes has been significantly reduced -Â from a maximum of 64 to a mere 18. According to Infinity Ward the new 9v9 maximum has been put in place as it relates to “the number of players we focused on when we were balancing map size, perks, classes, challenges, etc.”
I really feel that infinity Ward and Activision are segregating the PC COD community with the decisions they’ve made regarding Modern Warfare 2. It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated games of all time, yet they’ve seemingly done nothing but screw over PC gamers. There will likely, as happened with CounterStrike 1.6 and Source, be a divide – with many gamers opting to stick with the first Modern Warfare title for their soldier-killing needs. Many are still threatening boycott, with others opting to obtain the game through more nefarious means.
PC players have regularly pointed and laughed at their console brethren for having gimped versions of games – well I’m afraid that often lauded sense of superiority is over – and you may as well buy a console and get used to using a controller.
Source : Best Buy forums Chat Transcript
Last Updated: November 5, 2009